The Michael Drew Fund for Oncology Nurse Education

By Julie Drew

We've created this page in memory of Michael Drew

The Michael Drew Fund for Oncology Nurse Education was established by Professor Desmond Carney in tribute of one of his longest-standing patients - our husband and Dad, Michael Drew. The nature of the fund reflects the great relationship that Dad had with the oncology nurses in the Mater Private, who treated him for many years.

Since the fund was established in 2019 the Drew family have continued to raise funds through events and challenges, in the hope of making a significant difference in the lives of cancer patients from all around Ireland.

On Dad's third anniversary, 10 August 2022, we received an update from the Mater Hospital Foundation to confirm that, at that point, the fund has helped 12 nurses upskill to provide the best in patient care and advance in their careers. We are delighted that Dad has left such a positive legacy, that will benefit so many people.

This is a cause close to our hearts and we hope that you may be able to support by giving whatever you can and by sharing this page with your friends, family and contacts.

Thank you so much for your generosity.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Julie Drew


Julie Drew


Julie Drew


The Drew Family

This is a Christmas donation as a gift to Mam from Julie and Peter, Marianne and Tom, Geraldine and Stuart, and Joe. Happy Christmas!


Adriane Drew



Hi Julie, I was in SDU with your dad many years ago. He was a decent honourable individual and I’m delighted to be able to support your great work. Jim Hill


Hugo Drew


Adriane Drew


Eileen Fogarty

This is from our neighbour Eileen - the first donation of 2024!


Mick And Anne Mcguinness

This is from Mick and Anne McGuinness


Francis Hobbs

Your father was a colleague i had the pleasure of working with over many years. I have never forgotten him. He was a gentleman with a great sense of humour.



Julie , I first met your dad when Pope John Paul visited Ireland in 1979 when when we both worked in Limerick . Since that time I've had the highest regard , respect and great memories of Michael (Mick).


Marianne Drew

This is a donation from my neighbour Ann Kinch.